Spencer Fullerton Baird: Pioneer American Naturalist

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Details Spencer Fullerton Baird's youth, early natural history collecting, education at Dickinson College, correspondence with other naturalists, career as Assistant Secretary and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and role in founding the United States Fish Commission.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Dickinson College
  • United States Fish Commission
  • Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Journal of the Friends of the Dickinson College Library

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John & Mary's Journal Vol. 9 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


Winter 1984


  • Animals
  • American science
  • Natural History
  • Secretaries
  • Birds
  • Biography
  • Natural history
  • Ornithology

Physical description

pp. 11-21

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